So I haven’t had a chance to really get to know my new Lomo Petzval lens. It’s unique characteristics best show up when you have a background both out of crocus and with repeating in pattern. Like leaves and foliage. Or lots of pinpoint light sources. And focusing is fun with the manual aperture plates.
Here are some arty stacks I did of the light beam coming up from the Luxor whilst standing int he MGM parking lot by the convention center. Downtown night stars clearly visible.
I think the lens is a little soft (not razor sharp like modern commercial lenses) so I use less Structure when processing the images. The color version looks very natural to me and the B/W versions interesting.
Here are some daylight images for reference, not so much art. Gabe and Dave shot portraits of each other – I did not shoot the people photos. But they show the lens is great for people!
and some non-people shots which I did shoot while outside the hotel: